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UPDATE: This post was originally published on Dec 12, 2013.
No offense to, uh, certain holiday bar crawls, but we much prefer fancy peppermint martinis and roaring fireplaces to neon green wristbands and sloshed crowds. That's why we're creating our own 12 Bars of Christmas crawl — not meant to be done in one day, but rather over the course of the month.
These bars made the list for many different reasons: One offers free mulled wine refills with your Christkindlmarkt mug, another has a spiked eggnog kit, while another sells Christmas trees on the premises. But, they all share one important factor: They'll get you in the holiday spirit — with a healthy dose of spirits. So, get out of hibernation, and drink up some holiday cheer!